"Last exhilarating book in the exciting Second Sons Trilogy"
During the Age of Shadows when one of the suns began a
generation long eclipse, the High Priestess of the
Shadowdancers uses her knowledge of when the Age of Light
will return to gain power. Over the next few decades the
Lion of Senet and the High Priestess pursue ruling the
world so that everyone worships the one true religion.
The country of Dhevyn is essentially a satellite of Senet
with the Lion of Senet's second son as regent and his
queen is the daughter of the monarch pushed aside.
Dirk Provin has betrayed everyone he cares about to get
close to the Lion of Senet and eventually becomes Lord of
the Shadows and Lord of the Sun. He is an expert
Machiavellian manipulator who has the populace so
frightened that they call him The Butcher. Little anyone
knows that Dirk is working from within in the church to
destroy the people's faith in the Shadowdancers. He did
not expect that his plots within plots would have brother
fighting brother in a civil war that could tear Senet in
This is the last exhilarating book in the exciting Second
Sons Trilogy (see THE LION OF SENET and EYE OF THE
LABYRINTH). Readers are privileged to watch a nineteen
year old manipulate a man more than twice his age. The
protagonist is ruthless because he can't see any other way
of freeing the kingdom of Dhevyn or do away with the evil
cult of the Shadowdancers who use their religion to commit
heinous acts. Jennifer Fallon provides an electrifying
tale that will have her growing readership thirsting for
her next novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 9, 2004
Darkness threatens Ranadon again in the form of an eclipse. The Goddess wants to give the people of Ranadon a sign - and only Dirk Provin can interpret it. To do so, Dirk has systematically betrayed his one-time allies to join his most hated enemies. Now, with neither side trusting him, Dirk sets his own devious plot in motion
Senet's Crippled Prince, Misha, has found unexpected and tenuous sanctuary among the Baenlanders of Mil. To secure their trust, he offers them the one thing they cannot refuse. Meanwhile, Alenor, Queen of Dhevyn, betrayed by her husband, Kirsh, and Tia Veran, deceived by Dirk, set out for revenge and to finally free their people at any cost. As the second sons and the rest of their generation
pursue different paths to survival and freedom, they discover that the will of the Goddess - and of men - works in mysterious ways. And as Dirk's old enemies join with new ones, his attempt to save Ranadon may cost him his friends, his love...and his life.